Learn How to Detect Water Damage

You might think that detecting a leak or a broken pipe would be easy, but water damage is not always easy to find. Sometimes, signs of water damage are hidden behind walls, under floorboards, or even on the exterior of a house. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to detect water damage so that you can remedy the situation as soon as possible. Here’s What to Look For Water damage is sneaky, as it can take on different colours, textures and even odours depending on the type of damage and where it’s located. Ceiling damage is often easier to…

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How to Control Dust Mites in Your Home

Dust mites are a constant issue for many people. In fact, over 50 per cent of all allergic asthmatics are sensitive to house dust mites, according to the Asthma Society of Canada. They are everywhere, small, invisible and, surprisingly enough, fairly simple to control. All it takes is some thorough cleaning and constant diligence. If your home has a dust mite problem, or a family member has asthma, use these tips to help control the dust mites in your home. Get Allergy-Proof Covers for Your Mattress Mattresses and box springs are some of the most common places where dust mites…

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How to Clean a Mattress

Mattresses, like so many other things in our lives, rarely get the attention they deserve. They deserve all the care in the world, though, not simply because they are expensive but because they are integral to a quality sleep every night. Cleaning a mattress is a bit of a process, however, and so we thought it would be good to take you through the steps of rejuvenating your mattress. Remember that this should be done regularly and, if you flip your mattress with any regularity (which you should), you will want to clean both sides as required. Here is a…

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Carpet Cleaning Advice for When Baby Starts Crawling

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Carpets are soft and perfect for babies who are starting to crawl around and explore the world around them. But carpets can also be quite dirty, trapping mold and fungus and bacteria that can potentially harm your child as they crawl around. While pre-baby you may have been able to dump some powerful cleaning chemicals into your carpet, these are also potentially dangerous to young children, which is why you need some baby-safe carpet cleaning strategies. Here are a few tips on how to keep your carpets clean and your baby safe all at the same time. Get Preventative Major…

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Winter Is Over! Here Are the Best Car Cleaning Tips and Tricks

While winter is finally over, there is evidence of it everywhere – especially inside your car. The brutal winter months can really do a number on your car’s upholstery and carpet flooring. Edmonton weather is unpredictable and harsh, leaving us with dirty, dusty, muddy, and slushy conditions. Is your car covered in footprints, handprints, or more? No problem! We will help to make your car look like new once again with some of our best car cleaning tips and tricks! Leave Your Carpets for Last In most situations, it’s probably your interior carpets that are in the worst condition after…

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Spring Cleaning: Four Tips to Declutter Your Home

Spring is here. The snow is gone and you are probably realizing that the winter has made for some hoarding in your home. Now is the perfect time to tidy up in anticipation of more hot weather ahead. Here are four decluttering tips to help you this spring cleaning season. Get Four Bins Trash. Recycle. Donate. Relocate. Purchasing four bins, each labelled with one of these words, is the first and best step to decluttering any space, whether it is your home, office, or garage. Get large-sized bins, ones that can hold large garbage bags, and take them with you…

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How to Remove the Five Most Common Carpet Stains

Carpets are expensive and easily stained all at the same time. It makes keeping them looking their best difficult even without stains. But when stains occur, you have to get them out quickly. Here is a short guide to getting out the most common carpet stains to keep your carpets looking brand new. Remember, for every carpet stain, it is important to blot and not scrub, since rubbing the stain will drive it deeper into the carpet’s fibers. Wine The common idea regarding red wine stains is to counter it with white wine. But what if it’s a rose? Or…

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The Mental Benefits of a Clean Home

Our homes are our castles, our nests, our places of refuge against the outside world. They can also come to reflect the people living in them, especially when it comes to cleanliness and health. Scientists have been investigating the relationship between people’s health and their homes for decades and have made some pretty incredible discoveries. Here are just five studies that show a link between a clean home and your mental and physical health. Better Attention Span A cluttered home, it seems, can actually lead to a cluttered mind. A recent study actually connected cluttered homes to shorter attention spans.…

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5 Unusual Uses of Scotchgard

3M Scotchgard Staingard is a great way to keep your furniture and carpets looking brand new for longer. It is a powerful stain and water repellant that can be used on a wide variety of fabrics, keeping them safe from messy toddlers and naughty dogs alike. The versatility of this product is amazing, check out the following five uses for Scotchgard, most you’ve likely never heard of. Protection from Food Stains on Clothes Are you a notoriously messy eater? Whether you are just out on the town or attending a classy event, it’s not a good look to walk around…

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Tips to Prevent Melting Snow from Entering Basements

With warmer weather comes melting snow, and with melting snow comes the potential for basement leaks. Melting snow can be just as dangerous as heavy rainfall when it comes to basement flooding. Especially when there are drastic changes in the weather, a particularly warm day can easily melt a few feet of snow, which often causes nearby lakes and rivers to overflow. Thankfully, there are ways that you can help prevent melting snow from entering your basement and causing water damage. Repair Foundation Cracks Immediately If you have an unfinished basement, it is relatively easy to keep an eye on…

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